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Be Brave at the Front of the Room Part 1

Years ago, in an excellent course my team and I learned some great presentation techniques. Two of them almost never got used; apparently because the presenters were uncomfortable with them.  Let’s have a look at them, the reasons we hesitate to use them, and the power when we do. 1)      No One Else 2)      What

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What Do I Love to Do?

Do You Actually KNOW What Your Strengths Are?

Here’s a little personal story about using our strengths and doing what we love. I went to a seminar with Roz Usheroff probably a decade ago.  One exercise she gave me stays with me today. I talked to 5 friends or peers and asked: What would you come to me for advice on? Every one

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Six Tips for Happiness

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Being Happy Makes us Better at just about Everything! Advice from Tal Ben-Shahar 1. Give yourself permission to be human. When we accept emotions — such as fear, sadness, or anxiety — as natural, we are more likely to overcome them. Rejecting our emotions, positive or negative, leads to frustration and unhappiness. 2. Happiness lies

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Growth vs Fixed Mindset

Three Common Misconceptions about a Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck’s work on Growth vs Fixed Mindset has gained significant following.  It’s relevant to every aspect of our lives, including our work lives.  But she’s found many of us are taking too high-level a view; or are just getting it wrong. A Growth Mindset helps us be much more successful than we would be without

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Should I Keep Working (Here)? Consider How and Where you can Best Use your Strengths

Sometimes I wonder if I should be officially retired. People seem to think it’s a great thing to do.  But I don’t.  And I know many others who don’t. The Freedom 55 commercials really had an effect on us.  But is that vision practical or truly universal? “A survey by Ipsos Reid, conducted for Sun

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Success through Mindset

Success is Driven More by Attitude Than IQ – The Importance of Mindset

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When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude). Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study

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Do you know how happy or unhappy your employees are?

 Any leader worth their salt knows how happy their people are.  You should know from your daily interactions with your people.

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The 4 C’s of Reducing Stress in the Workplace

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Did you know that an unhappy workplace leads to 46% more expenses for the organization? Or that stress is now recognized as the #1 health threat in the United States? Stress in the workplace is linked to absenteeism, presenteeism, lack of productivity and focus, health care costs, and turnover – all of which cost companies

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While We Work on the Future, Let’s Remember the Importance of the Present

What are we Paying Attention to Right Now? https://youtu.be/T3JzcCviNDk

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